How is current computer technology changing how we fly? From the radical looking X-29 to the amazing thrust vectoring X-31, explore how computer developments can improve safety and deliver undreamed of performance. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
How do pilots navigate accurately? Pilots regularly use math, science and geography to get from one destination to another. Learn how Global Positioning Satellites make navigation much easier and safer for civil, commercial and military pilots. NASA researchers show students how math, science and geography play a role in navigation. The lesson and classroom experiment involve students in measuring and interpreting data to determine exact locations. To license this film and get a higher quality... Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
Describes NASA projects to reduce jet engine noise, develop planes that can travel faster, and improve aircraft safety. To license this film/video and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
Examines how NASA works to improve aircraft performance and safety. By using computer technology, physical sciences, testing, and human ingenuity, NASA continues to make aircraft safer, faster, and more economical. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
In this episode, students learn about supersonic aircraft while investigating the nature of science. They see how NASA researchers modify their work as they build powerful machines that push hypersonic records to Mach 10 and beyond. They also learn how NASA engineers and scientists use algebraic equations to help build models that will fly faster, longer and higher. By conducting inquiry-based and Web activities, students connect NASA research with the mathematics, science and technology they... Topics: NASA, algebra, aviation
The modern airplane must be made of stronger and lighter materials to safely carry more people and to be fuel efficient. This program features a NASA scientist who uses a knowledge of the physical properties of materials, compounds, and mixtures and a variety of measuring techniques to develop new “composite” materials for airplanes. Students will learn how data from laboratory experiments are recorded, displayed (visualized), and interpreted. The lesson and classroom experiment will... Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
The story of flight and our reach for new freedom through aviation and the exploration of space is presented. From the Wright Brothers’ flight at Kitty Hawk to the landing on the Moon and future missions to the planets, the tape depicts the fulfillment of the ancient dream of flight. Through the use of multiple images, the creative role of research is emphasized. Voices of scientists and statements by writers, poets, and philosophers document our search for knowledge. Narrated by Burgess... Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
This video depicts aviation today and tomorrow: how we got where we are and where we plan to go. Topics covered include wind tunnels, power plants, materials, safety, comfort, and noise abatement. This video is part of the NASA at Work video series produced by Lewis Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
Views one of the most progressive decades of the century for aeronautics. Details the use of wind tunnels for research and development. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
Examines the skills and processes needed to design the next generation of launch vehicles and how mathematics, science, and technology work together to improve human space flight, with increased safety and economy. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
Weather affects our daily lives.The elements of weather: rain, wind, fog, ice and snow affect the operation and flight of an airplane. In this program, NASA and FAA researchers will introduce students to math, science, and weather; demonstrate how these elements influence flight; and show how NASA and FAA research is used to limit the effects of these elements on flight. Students will examine: the tools, techniques, and technologies used by engineers and scientists to detect these and other... Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics, weather
Presents several NASA projects scheduled for the duration of the 1980’s. Airplane computers and the XV-Tiltrotor are two of the subjects discussed. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
In The Case of the Challenging Flight, the tree house detectives are onto a newcase as they try to win the Egg-tra-ordinary Plane Contest. They do not want to repeat their unsuccessful performance of years past; therefore, they decide that they need to build a better plane. The tree house detectives use their skills in scientific investigation to learn about the four forces of flight and then use their newfound knowledge as they design and construct a plane. As the tree house detectives... Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
Objects with varying shapes have different aerodynamic characteristics. In this program, a NASA researcher will introduce students to the wind tunnel and the computer, two of the tools used by aeronautical engineers to measure the fundamental design characteristics of experimental and production aircraft. The lesson and classroom experiment will involve students in observation and in measuring, organizing, comparing, and interpreting data. To license this film and get a higher quality version... Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
Discusses the development of modern aviation and space flight by considering the achievements of the people and machines involved in the major advancements of these fields. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. Topics: NASA, aviation, history
Information about some of NASA's activities is included in four 30 minute episodes. Six topics are discussed in Episode 5: unistick vehicle controller to help the handicapped, the world's most powerful computer, a plane which changes the shape of its wings during flight, the space shuttle, testing water from space and four great observatories. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. Topics: NASA, aviation, technology
A series of films made in the 1970s, described by host, Jim Burnett, show the variety of aeronautical research done at that time. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
A celebration of 75 years of aviation and spacecraft testing and innovation at NASA’s Langley Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. Topics: NASA, Langley Research Center, aviation, aeronautics
Travel back in time with the tree house detectives to learn about the process of invention from two of the greatest inventors of all time, Orville and Wilbur Wright. As the tree house detectives try to create their own invention, they get expert help from the Wright brothers, NASA researchers, and other experts in the community. The tree house detectives find that inventing is not as easy as it seems, and it really does take the "Wright" stuff to be a good inventor. To license this... Topics: NASA, SCIfiles, science, aviation, Wright brothers
In Measurement, Ratios, and Graphing: 3…2…1…Crash!, students will learn the history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and discover how NASA Langley Research Center improves aircraft performance and safety by conducting extreme tests such as crashing planes, skidding tires, and blasting water. Students will observe NASA engineers using measurement, ratios, and graphing to make predictions and draw conclusions during their extreme tests. Students will learn how... Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics, data analysis
Documents with old news reels the successes and failures of early aviation oddities, including: a windmill plane, flying barrel, spindle plane, potato bug, tailless airplane, aerobike, ornithopter, sky-car, rocket glider, and more. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
An US Air Force recruitment film for U-2 and TR-1 reconnaissance jet pilots. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: usaf, aviation, u2, tr-1, reconnaissance
This short silent newsreel shows various aircraft flying for the R.A.F. including Armstrong Whitworth bombers, Bristol Blenheim pursuit bombers, and Fairey Battle attack bombers. These aircraft were all developed in the inter-war period. The Bristol Blenheim was a British light bomber aircraft designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company that was used extensively in the early days of the Second World War. It was adapted as an interim long-range and night fighter, pending the... Topics: Aircraft, Royal Air Force, Bomber, Armstrong Witworth Whiteley, Bristol Blenheim, Fairey Battle,...
Created by North American Aviation, this historic film shows the flight test program for the XB-70 Valkyrie at Edwards AFB in California including the first flight at supersonic speeds, and the various tests made prior to undertaking a flight at Mach 3.0 -- three times the speed of sound or 2200 miles an hour. The North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie was the prototype of the B-70 nuclear-armed, deep-penetration strategic bomber for the U.S. Air Force's Strategic Air Command. North American... Topics: Cold War, North American Aviation, flight test, Edwards AFB, NASA, Air Force, supersonic aircraft,...
Combating Malaria This videotape shows the use of remote sensing to better target mosquito larvae for more effective control. Better Airplane Wings The videotape discusses the new composites that will be used to create lighter yet stronger aircraft wings. Sights and Sounds of Space This video details the progress of the first musician’s work, based on the STS-26 mission, in the NASA Fine Arts Program. Voyager’s Last Encounter This video describes Voyager 2’s encounter with Neptune.... Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics, malaria, Voyager, STS-26, Neptune
Created during WWII for the U.S. Navy, "Fly High and Live" is a training film that explains to pilots the use of the oxygen cylinder, diluter-demand regulator and type A-14 mask. The type A-14 was based on designs by Dr. Arthur H. Bulbulian of the Mayo Clinic Aero Medical Unit (his patent was applied for on July 1, 1943 and approved on June 6, 1944). Dr. Bulbulian and his colleagues, Dr. Walter M. Boothby and Dr. W. Randolph Lovelace II, had previously designed a nasal oxygen mask... Topics: aviation, oxygen, WWII, Navy, pilots, diluter, A-14 mask, aneroid, cylinder, O2, Oxygen, combat,...
This silent high speed film shows a dummy test of the F-84 Thunderjet's ejection seat. The Republic F-84 Thunderjet was an American turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft. Originating as a 1944 United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) proposal for a "day fighter", the F-84 first flew in 1946. Although it entered service in 1947, the Thunderjet was plagued by so many structural and engine problems that a 1948 U.S. Air Force review declared it unable to execute any aspect of its intended... Topics: Ejection seat, Aircract Ejection, Test Film, Parachute, Fighter Aircraft, Republic Aviation, Film,...
Made by the Department of the Army Air Force in 1942, "Aerial Navigation - Airways Flying" shows various procedures for pilots and air traffic control. The film discusses the need for civil aviation rules, procedures and operations and an air traffic control center and tower, the meaning of green, amber, red and blue airways, recommended procedures when navigation instruments fail, and rules for approaching and leaving airports. Includes interesting footage of WWII era telefax,... Topics: air traffic control, WWII, pilot training, navigation, LINK trainer, civil aviation, Army Air Force